Category: Personal Development

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Get serious about personal development

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It’s easy to fool yourself into thinking that you’re serious about your personal development and it’s easy to put development effort off till tomorrow or “someday.” Here’s a test to see if you’re really serious about it. Do you have a personal development plan? Do you schedule time  »  Read More

Personal Development: Lifelong Improvement

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“I want to be a great leader. How do I do it?” Today, most of the people who ask that question are looking for a magic answer. They won’t say it out loud, but they want a “hack,” something that will make everything happen quickly and painlessly. There ain’t no such thing. So put away the idea of a quick  »  Read More

Bass Voice Lessons

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I am blessed with a fairly distinctive bass speaking voice. That was a good thing when public speaking was one way I made my money. My speaking voice opened up opportunities for me. It was part of the reason I wound up doing a short commentary segment on my local NPR station. I’ve learned to use my speaking voice  »  Read More

The Bronx Science Lessons

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In the fall of 1959, I took an hour and a half subway ride for my first day at the Bronx High School of Science. Every year, some 30,000 students take the admissions exam. About 800 are invited to come for that first day. “Science,” as it’s called, is one of the best high schools in the country. It was  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your strength can be a weakness

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Every coin has two sides. The strengths that bring you success can also bring you down. It happens because you may use those strengths even when they are a poor choice for the situation or when they rub others the wrong way. It happens because you can become prideful and don’t encourage the contributions of other  »  Read More

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